If you're a big, dorky fan of a particular movie, there's nothing better than experiencing that movie again through some kind of interactive experience. And if you're a big, dorky fan of the recent horror movie The Cabin in the Woods, then you best be gettin' a plane ticket to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida because they're planning something that sounds incredibly cool. For this year's Halloween Horror Nights, the park has partnered with Cabin in the Woods cowriter and director Drew Goddard on a freaky maze that will not only re-create the movie, but also introduce another story that will run parallel to the one featured in the film.
"We are building the cabin completely," said Universal Orlando team member Michael Aiello to Zap2it. "You're going to walk through a forest to get there. You're going into the cabin. You're going to go into the cube cells. We're literally taking everything we can in the film and giving you a kind of best-of montage of the film with this kind of linking story. You're going to be in the control room when merman attacks."
The concept they pitched to Goddard revolves around a newly hired employee of the Facility (played by you), with videos explaining the mythology of Cabin in the Woods as you inch your way through the maze, experiencing some of those clever sacrifices to the gods. Of course the one thing you have to include in any Cabin in the Woods attraction are the numerous inventive creatures featured in the film. According to Aiello many of them will be inside the maze and played by actors versus animatronics, which means there will be plenty of people around you screaming "Ahhh, get them off of me!"
"In the maze, we've got many that were in the forefront of a lot of the scenes -- the ballerina, the Sugarplum Fairy, the Hell Lord -- but also too there are a couple rooms where we're kind of featuring some of the creatures that were just on the screens in the control room of movie," he said. "And then in the finale we've got a couple characters that could open up from Halloweens past, our own events, because we were granted amazing permission to be able to include some of our lineage into Cabin's lineage."
According to the site, the Cabin maze will only be in Universal Orlando and not Universal Hollywood, and will run on select nights between September 20 and November 2. You can pick up your tickets here.
Alright, who wants to buy our plane ticket? This thing sounds ridiculously rad.